Police Agencies Find Many Rape Charges ‘Unfounded’

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The Baltimore County Police Department is one of a number of law enforcement agencies nationwide with an alarming record of dismissing rape cases, concludes a BuzzFeed News analysis of FBI data. These departments routinely mark an extraordinary percentage of rape allegations as false or baseless — “unfounded.” In Scottsdale, Az., for example, 46 percent of rape reports were ruled unfounded between 2009 and 2014. In Oxnard, Ca., more than . . .

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